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Modern-day slavery generates billions: UN report

More than 20 million people worldwide are working as modern-day slaves and generating billions of dollars worth of illegal profits annually, new research shows.<p>Forced labour and sexual exploitation generate $150.2-billion (U.S.) in profit each year, according to an economic impact report by the …

Comcast and Time Warner Are the Most Hated Companies in America

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The American Customer Satisfaction Index, put out quarterly by the University of Michigan’s Ross …

Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable brand

Google has usurped Apple as the most valuable brand in the world after three years at the top, according to a new survey<p><b>Google</b> has been named ahead of <b>Apple</b> as the world's most valuable brand, according to a new survey.<p>Apple's brand value fell by 20pc in the past year to just under $148bn (£88bn), …

Derrick Rose Injury: Updates on Bulls Star's Recovery from Knee Surgery

<b>Updates from Saturday, Sept. 23</b><p>Derrick Rose talked about how he's feeling after taking part in the FIBA World Cup this summer, courtesy of Sam Smith of Bulls.com and K.C. Johnson of the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>:<p><b>Updates from Friday, Aug. 22</b><p>Stefan Bondy of the <i>New York Daily News</i> passes along an update on …

NBA GM Reveals The Terrible Answers NBA Prospects Have Given Him During Interviews

It's where NBA executives and coaches can get a feel for the type of person each NBA prospect is before drafting them.<p>As Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey revealed yesterday in a series of fantastic tweets, sometimes these 19 and-20 year-olds don't give the best answers in job interviews.<p>Morey says …

San Antonio Spurs Tribute Video Makes You Appreciate Their Game

The San Antonio Spurs are often called boring, but there's no arguing with the results.<p>San Antonio has won at least 50 games in 15 straight seasons, so it is the model franchise when looking at how to win. The Spurs aren't flashy on the court, but they are consistent.<p>Coach Gregg Popovich keeps his …

7 Tips From Entrepreneurs On How To Have A Fearless Career

But fears at work can be particularly debilitating. <i>What if I fail? What if I'm not good enough? What if the ground opens up and swallows my cubicle whole?</i><p>Letting fear get the best of you at your job can keep you from getting the recognition that you deserve—whether it hinders you from nabbing a …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

The Ultimate ‘Office’ Blooper Video

<i>The Office</i> ended its nine-season run last night, and now its fans are wondering what they’ll do without the Dunder Mifflin gang in their lives. Never …

Live from Space, It’s the Videos of Chris “Space Oddity” Hadfield

Human Journey<p>Ground control to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield: Your videos from the space station really make the grade, especially your music video in which you sing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and send your guitar for a floating journey. And the papers want to know: “What other videos have …

America's Best Beer Cities (PHOTOS)

Self-proclaimed "beer nerd" Lynn Stachnick loves to visit Portland, ME, to sample the local craft brews. She and her husband even have a beer city bucket list, with San Diego near the top.<p>"Ballast Point Brewing has an India Pale Lager I've read about and most likely will never find in the …

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Exploring London on a Budget

London is a beautiful and unique city that has a lot of different attractions to offer. However, in one of the most expensive cities in the world, sometimes going out and enjoying yourself can become quite pricey and can limit your options.<p>London is a beautiful and unique city that has a lot of …

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Google Glass: No relief from privacy invasion even at the urinal

The future came crashing down on me this week at the Google I/O developer conference while I stood at a bathroom urinal.<p>I had just wrapped up a …

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FORTUNE — There’s a new number three.<p>Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Phone operating system has overtaken BlackBerry (BBRY) for the first time, according to researcher IDC. The firm released its quarterly report on the smartphone market, showing that during the first quarter of 2013, Windows devices …

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North Korea fires short-range missiles

North Korea has launched three short-range guided missiles, according to a report by the South Korean news agency Yonhap.<p>Citing defense ministry sources in Seoul, Yonhap said the missiles had crashed into the Sea of Japan, off the eastern coast of the Korean peninsula.<p>Two rockets were launched this …

Japan's clubbing crackdown: don't stop the dance

Before Kevin Bacon was walking around in annoying adverts talking about himself and the 4G network, he was in a film called Footloose. It focuses on …

The Unsafe Sex: Should The World Invest More In Men's Health?

On average, men aren't as healthy as women.<p>Men don't live as long, and they're more likely to engage in risky behaviors, like smoking and drinking.<p>But in the past decade, global health funding has focused heavily on women.<p>Programs and policies for men have been "notably absent," says Sarah Hawkes …